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Facial lines and wrinkles, even if they're fairly small, have an undeniable effect your appearance. Botox Cosmetic smooths and minimizes lines and wrinkles for as long as three to four months, helping you look more youthful. Your Winston Salem and Thomasville, NC, dermatologist, Dr. Paul Kostuchenko, offer Botox and a variety of other cosmetic treatments at Westgate Dermatology and Laser Center.
How does Botox work?
Your facial muscles contract every time you frown, squint, laugh, and smile. Over time, fine lines and wrinkles develop in the skin covering those muscles. Botox injections relax the muscles, which causes the skin to become smoother.
Is Botox safe?
Botox Cosmetic contains tiny amounts of the botulinum toxin. The toxin is purified and is perfectly safe to use for line and wrinkle reduction treatment. In fact, the injections have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of lines and wrinkles.
Who can benefit from Botox injections?
Botox is often used to minimize vertical lines between the forehead, forehead furrows, crow's feet, lip lines and nasolabial fold lines. The treatment is a good choice for many people but isn't appropriate for people who have muscle diseases, myasthenia gravis, or are pregnant or nursing.
The injections are very helpful in treating shallow to moderate lines and wrinkles. If you have very deep lines and wrinkles, dermal fillers may be a better option.
Are Botox injections painful?
Your Winston Salem or Thomasville dermatologist uses a small needle to minimize injection-site pain. You'll probably only notice a slight stinging sensation when you receive the injections. Your treatment may take as little as 10 minutes, depending on the number of areas to be treated.
When will I see results?
Your fine lines and wrinkles may begin to look a little smoother two or three days after treatment. It usually takes about 10 days to two weeks to see the full effects of Botox injections. Scheduling regular follow-up treatments every three to four months will help you maintain your appearance.
Improve your appearance with Botox! Call your Winston Salem and Thomasville, NC, dermatologist, Dr. Paul Kostuchenko of Westgate Dermatology and Laser Center, at (336) 714-0238 for our Winston Salem office and (336) 714-0238 for our Thomasville office to schedule an appointment.
Find out how this simple cosmetic treatment can take years off your face in no time.
Do you hate that the first thing you seem to notice when you smile are the lines around your mouth and eyes? If so, then you may be considering different cosmetic options for refreshing your appearance. It’s important for our patients to know that they don’t have to undergo extensive procedures in order to achieve a more youthful look. Dr. Paul Kostuchenko and Anne Tyson Edwards, PA-C are happy to offer Botox for smoothing away certain lines and wrinkles from the face.
How does Botox work?
Botox is a cosmetic injectable that works by disrupting the signals from the nerves to the muscles, which prevents the muscles from contracting. Since the muscles are temporarily unable to contract this will automatically smooth away certain lines and wrinkles from the face.
Botox is most often used to target lines and wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, nose, forehead, and eyebrows. Wrinkles that are accentuated when making facial expressions will respond best to Botox treatment, while wrinkles caused by gravity or sun damage will not. Dealing with laugh lines or crow’s feet? Botox can smooth those lines away in minutes.
What should I expect from Botox treatment?
The procedure itself is very straightforward and simple, taking only a few minutes. Since there is no recovery period, our providers can administer your Botox injections when it works with your schedule and then you can immediately get back to work or your daily routine. Side effects are mild and will go away within a day or two.
Before administering Botox, some patients may choose a numbing gel to reduce any discomfort. Botox injections are extremely thin and most patients report feeling nothing more than a very slight burning or pinch. Of course, those who are sensitive may want to discuss numbing the area prior to getting Botox.
When will I see results?
While dermal fillers can produce results almost immediately, it will take a few days to see the results of your Botox treatment. Results last about 3-4 months, although if you are happy with the way you look, you can come back in for maintenance injections to refresh your results and to make it last longer.
Interested? Give us a call! Your consultation appointment is FREE
Are you interested in what Botox can do for your appearance? If so, then let’s sit down and talk about it. Call Westgate Dermatology and Laser Center in Winston-Salem. Dial (336) 768-1280 for Winston-Salem. (Note: We only provide cosmetic services at our Winston Salem office)